Get Your Move On!In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to:
Find and select materialsFasten and join partsMeasure force, friction, and torqueUnderstand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energyCreate and control motionWork with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springsCombine simple machines for work and fun
Rube Goldberg breakfast machineMousetrap powered carDIY motor with magnet wireMotor direction and speed controlDesigning and fabricating spur gearsAnimated creations in paperAn interactive rotating platformSmall vertical axis wind turbineSADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot
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